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(Revised October 29, 2021)



 245.602 Reutilization of Government property.
 245.602-1 Inventory disposal schedules.
 245.602-3 Screening.
 245.602-70 Plant clearance procedures.
 245.604 Sale of surplus personal property.
 245.604-1 Sales procedures.

245.602  Reutilization of Government property


245.602-1  Inventory disposal schedules.


For termination inventory, plant clearance officers shall verify inventory schedules, either directly or through appropriate technical personnel, to determine the following:


      (a)  Allocability.


              (1)  Review contract requirements, delivery schedules, bills of material, and other pertinent documents to determine whether schedules include property that—


                    (i)  Is appropriate for use on the contract; or


                    (ii)  Exceeds the quantity required for completion of the contract, but could be diverted to other commercial work or Government use.


              (2)  Review the contractor's—


                    (i)  Recent purchases of similar material;


                    (ii)  Plans for current and scheduled production;


                    (iii)  Stock record entries; and


                    (iv)  Bills of material for similar items.


      (b)  Quantity.  Take measures to provide assurance that available inventory is in accordance with quantities listed on the inventory schedules. Quantities may be verified by actual item count, acceptance of labeled quantities in unopened/sealed packages, scale counts, or other appropriate methods.


      (c)  Condition.  Ensure that the physical condition of the property is reasonably consistent with the Federal Condition Code supplied by the contractor.


245.602-3  Screening.

Property will be screened DoD-wide, including the contracting agency, requiring agency, and, as appropriate, the General Services Administration. The requiring agency shall have priority for retention of listed items. All required screening must be completed before any sale of contractor inventory, including contractor inventory in overseas locations (foreign excess personal property) can take place. Upon request of the prospective reutilization, transfer, donation, or sales customer, the plant clearance officer shall arrange for inspection of property at the contractor's plant in such a manner as to avoid interruption of the contractor's operations, and consistent with any security requirements.


245.602-70  Plant clearance procedures.

Follow the procedures at PGI 245.602-70 (DFARS/PGI view) for establishing and processing a plant clearance case.


245.604  Sale of surplus personal property.


245.604-1  Sales procedures.


      (1)  Best value sales approach.  Plant clearance officers shall determine a best value sales approach (formal or informal sales), to include due consideration for costs, risks, and benefits, e.g., potential sales proceeds.


      (2)  Informal bid procedures.  The plant clearance officer may direct the contractor to issue informal invitations for bid (orally, telephonically, or by other informal media), provided—


              (i)  Maximum practical competition is obtained;


              (ii)  Sources solicited are recorded; and


              (iii)  Informal bids are confirmed in writing.


      (3)  Sale approval and award.  Plant clearance officers shall—


              (i)  Evaluate bids to establish that the sale price is fair and reasonable, taking into consideration—


                    (A)  Knowledge or tests of the market;


                    (B)  Current published prices for the property;


                    (C)  The nature, condition, quantity, and location of the property; and


                    (D)  Past sale history for like or similar items;


              (ii)  Approve award to the responsible bidder whose bid is most advantageous to the Government. The plant clearance officer shall not approve award to any bidder who is an ineligible transferee, as defined in 252.245-7004, Reporting, Reutilization, and Disposal; and


              (iii)  Notify the contractor of the bidder to whom an award will be made within 5 working days from receipt of bids.


      (4)  Noncompetitive sales.


              (i)  Noncompetitive sales include purchases or retention at less than cost by the contractor. Noncompetitive sales may be made when—


                    (A)  The plant clearance officer determines that this method is essential to expeditious plant clearance; and


                    (B)  The Government's interests are adequately protected.


              (ii)  Noncompetitive sales shall be at fair and reasonable prices, not less than those reasonably expected under competitive sales.


              (iii)  Conditions justifying noncompetitive sales are—


                    (A)  No acceptable bids are received under competitive sale;


                    (B)  Anticipated sales proceeds do not warrant competitive sale;


                    (C)  Specialized nature of the property would not create bidder interest;


                    (D)  Removal of the property would reduce its value or result in disproportionate handling expenses; or


                    (E)  Such action is essential to the Government's interests.


      (5)  Plant clearance officers shall consider any special disposal requirements such as demilitarization or trade security control requirements in accordance with DoDM 4160.28-M, Defense Demilitarization Manual, and DoDI 2030.08, Implementation of Trade Security Controls, respectively. See PGI 245.6 (DFARS/PGI view).






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